Meat Jun is a Korean Dish of thinly sliced beef dipped in egg batter and pan fried. It's a popular dish in Hawai'i, usually served with a soy based dipping sauce. For this recipe, we've put a spin on the meat jun process by using pre-marinated teriyaki beef to add a burst of flavor!
Below is Ocean's home-style Teriyaki Marinade recipe that can be used to marinate beef (as with this dish), chicken, pork, tofu - you name it! Marinate then grill/fry immediately or add a little egg batter and you've got yourself a Korean BBQ inspired Teriyaki Meat Jun :)
1 Cup Aloha Brand Soy Sauce
1 Cup Granulated Sugar
4 TBL Garlic, minced
4 TBL Ginger Root, crushed
3-4 Akakai Green Onion Bases, whole (white bottoms)
Pinch of Salt
For Meat Jun:
1 lb Teriyaki Marinated BBQ-Cut Beef
3 Eggs, beaten
All-Purpose Flour, to "dust"
1 TBL Furikake
Place a pot on medium heat. Combine soy sauce and sugar in the pot, whisk generously.
Once sugar crystals begin to dissolve, add in garlic, ginger, green onion bases and salt. Stir until all ingredients are combined well. Allow marinade to come to a boil then turn heat to low and let simmer for about 20-minutes.
After 20-minutes, remove pot from heat and cool marinade to room temperature.
Once cooled, use mixture to marinate raw beef, chicken, pork or tofu—anything you desire! For best results, allow foods to marinate overnight before cooking.
*Tip: add a tablespoon of Sesame Oil to turn the teriyaki marinade into a kalbi marinade—great for kalbi ribs!
In a bowl, crack eggs and whisk until beaten well. Add furikake and continue to mix until combined. Setup your "prep station" by pouring the egg mixture into a shallow bowl/plate. Add flour to a separate shallow bowl/plate. (Note: you may need to add more egg mix/flour depending on the amount of meat you are coating)
Once ingredients are setup, place a frying on medium heat and add butter to coat the bottom of your pan (about 1-2 tablespoons).
Take a slice of pre-marinated teriyaki beef and place in flour. Gently dust meat by patting lightly into flour to coat each side, being sure to cover as much of the meat possible without over packing. Shake off any excess flour.
Once floured, dip beef into egg wash so it is now completely coated with the egg. Carefully transfer immediately into the frying pan. Repeat process for all beef or until frying pan is full.
Pan fry battered beef on each side for approximately 2-minutes until egg is golden brown and beef is cooked. Remove meat jun from heat and enjoy!
WATCH THE TUTORIAL:
To see this recipe in action, watch Ocean's tutorial below: